Friday, December 21, 2012

Vegan and the Out of Town Guests

Hummmm, what to make when you need a lot of food and the people you are cooking for eat meat, diary and eggs, and you are trying not to.

I now have my standby for when I need a generous amount of food that is tasty and does not appear Vegan.

Fiesta Bake from Everyday Happy Herbivore cookbook, written by Lindsay Nixon.

It is cheap, easy and quick to make.  Perfect for a house full of people.

Fiesta Bake reheats really well.

Fiesta Bake

Serves 4+


1/2 lb Whole Wheat Pasta
1 11oz can of corn, drained and rinsed  
1 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 4oz can of diced green chilies, drained (optional)
1 1/4 cups of nondairy milk
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp Yellow Miso
2 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp paprika
1/4 Tsp turmeric
1 Cup Salsa
1 Tomato, sliced (optional)
Fresh Cilantro for Garnish


Preheat oven to 350F

Cook pasta

Whisk together the nondairy milk through the turmeric in a saucepan
Heat over medium heat until it thickens
Add salsa to sauce, starting with 1 cup.
(If salsa is really chunky, add another 1/4 to 1/2 cup)

Mix together pasta, beans, corn and green chilies

Pour sauce over and mix well

Pour mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes.

Garnish with cilantro and tomato slices

use brown-rice pasta to be gluten free
use miso make from chickpeas to be soy free

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